it’s not cool to cut the seat, pull the stuffing out, and set it on fire on a brand new bus…well, probably any bus

bosses don’t like it when you show up thirty minutes late, for a 4 hour shift…especially when you do it 3 days in a row.

bosses also don’t like it when you decide to come to work 2 hours late-again for a 4 hour shift-wearing bib overalls and a t-shirt instead of your casual uniform of khakis and black shirt.

it’s impossible to keep a job after such blatant disrespect

kmart won’t prosecute theft of less than $20 dollars. no matter if you steal 2 -not 1 but 2- boxes of razor blades to open 2 different batteries for a psp, neither of which fit. if you don’t have any of that in your possession, they won’t count it. only the psp carrying case that is actually in your pants will count against you. and if it’s under $20, you get to walk away. of course you don’t get to keep the case in your pants, but still…

a thumbdrive is the same thing as a jumpdrive or flashdrive.

it’s not illegal to possess the anarchist’s handbook, darkstorm’s compendium of destruction and mayhem, and many many other instruction manuals on bomb making and the fine art of credit card fraud, among MANY other heinous and frightening acts of havoc and vandalism.

this thumbdrive will hold ENDLESS amounts of this totally legal information.

2 sheriff deputies will visit your foster parents’ home when they find that you’ve downloaded this stuff from the internet. they will sit in the kitchen with you and the foster parents and your bio parents; and they’ll say all the things you’ve heard hundreds of people say for the last 12 years: you’re a smart kid…this is not the path you want to be on…the future is a golden opportunity, just set your mind right…prison is not a fun place…you’re surrounded by all these people who love you, they don’t want to see you follow this path…how can you do this to your parents?…as smart as you are, the possibilities are endless…

finally, the last thing I learned this week, is that even with each new act of destruction or defiance or mutiny…even though we ask ourselves ‘what next?’, even though I’m no longer surprised by these acts…I learned that it still hurts. after all this time, all these glitches in the ‘experience of kris’, it still breaks my heart every time. EVERY. TIME.